December 2010

This could be a snapshot pulled out of someone’s bad dream—a room full of holes, a room full of places to fall into, maybe even hell. Though it didn’t lead to sulfury caverns, this piping was made to ... more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Ten years on, Gen Horiuchi’s patient, perfectionist approach pays off for the Saint Louis Ballet. more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Kay Michael Kramer would rather spend all night aligning tiny scrolls and hand-placing 10-point type than sacrifice what fine printing used to be. more

Give a gift that's not wine. more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

A restaurant's namesake adds to an empire on South Grand. more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

10427 Clayton Frontenac 314-569-0405 Dinner only, Tue–Sat For those who’ve been sequestered for the last decade, allow us to acquaint you with the “wine bar”: 1) This century’s new ha... more


Photograph courtesy of The Katz Company

Ethel Merman meets Sammy Davis Jr. more


Illustration by Jon Krause

How stress burns images into our brain—and age dissolves them more

Kindness or a curse? more

How to launch your own nonprofit more


Photograph by Whitney Curtis

Just determining where to start is a daunting task. Here are a few hints from some seasoned philanthropists. more


Illustration by Jesse Kuhn

Few activities do more to boost the heart and soul than helping others. more


Photograph by Whitney Curtis

How St. Louis nonprofits have weathered the downturn more


Illustration by Jesse Kuhn

The pros and cons of anonymous giving more


Photograph by Whitney Curtis

A lot of seeds were planted a quarter-century ago at Habitat for Humanity’s first St. Louis house. more

Philanthropy from every angle more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Relics of St. Louis’ past are scattered all across the region. You just have to know where to look. more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

A small group carries on a strange wintertime tradition. more

A strange new world from Scott Phillips more


Courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway District

How biking continues to evolve in St. Louis more